Jazz Addicts present Igor Butman Quartet featuring Oleg Akkuratov Live in New Delhi on 7th October, 2015
New Delhi, October 6, 2015: Three years in succession, the Igor Butman Jazz fever continues to rise in the country! Jazz Addicts in association with Qla, New Delhi announces Jus’ Jazz 2015 in New Delhi presenting Igor Butman and his quartet featuring Oleg Akkuratov live, on the 7th of October, 2015.
After mesmerizing audiences with an 18 member band (IGOR BUTMAN BIG BAND) last year, Butman is back to India, yet again with his quartet- Saxophone, Drums, Double Bass and Piano. This year, Butman is all set to outclass himself with an unimaginable presentation; Butman will be staging an astounding blind pianist and a vocalist, Oleg Akkuratov; it would be a musical treat to remember!
A blind boy from a small Russian town Armavir, a great talent in full bloom, Pianist and vocalist Oleg is a unique jazz and classic musician, participant of International Choir of UNESCO and winner of countless international contests, he has been awarded by the World Health Organization with “Health“ award entitled “For the will to live.“At the age of nineteen Oleg outplayed the sighted and became the winner at the International Piano Competition in Novosibirsk.
Saxophone in hand, Butman who has enthralled audiences all over the world, needs no introduction. Bill Clinton calls him ‘the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian’. Butman popularized jazz in Russia, which before had only known the Western Classics. With strong influences of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Coltrane and Sony Rollins, Butman combines the heart and soul of Russia and brings it all the way over to India. Bringing in the jazz Maestro to India all the way from Russia since the past 4 years, Jazz Addicts have been endeavouring to strengthen the bond by virtue of the cross cultural amalgamation of art from the two countries. Jazz Addicts further plan to fortify their plunge by exposing the Indian Jazz talent and connoisseurs to the Sochi festival in Russia next year.
Event: Jus’ Jazz 2015
Details: Igor Butman Quartet featuring Oleg Akkuratov Live in New Delhi
Date: October 07, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Qla, A-4, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Opposite Qutab Minar, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110030